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Nov 24, 2012 5:00am PST
more divided than ever. after many hear their elected leader has driven the wedge deeper and wider. at dawn, there were more tents and protesters around tahrir square, but that didn't stop clashes with police, where protesters blocked traffic defying president mohamed morsi's orders. after morsi declared sweeping powers for himself, leaving him above the law. >> translator: we are here because the goals of the revolution have yet to be achieved. >> reporter: morsi told his supporters he had to take radical measures to protect the revolution. and fast track a new constitution being written by a mostly islamist assembly, after which he said he'd give up those powers. yes, he might be a dictator for the time being, but these powers will be transferred to an elected parliament, he said. but the decrees have triggered protests and riots across the nation. dozens were injured in alexandria when angry youth stormed and set fire to morsi's muslim brotherhood headquarters. this action makes him a dictator even more than hosni mubarak, he said. critics call it a power grab, after brokering a
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Nov 21, 2012 7:00am PST
thankfully ended. we're talking, of course, about "twilight." but back to the other drama, the election, it may be over, too, but it did give us plenty to be thankful for. for instance, chairs, for their constant support, and for giving clint eastwood someone to talk to. >> my turn. >> also, a big thanks to "new york times" blogger nate silver for predicting the election using only math and science. >> any interest in a vegas trip, nate? >> a quick thank you to celia jimenez for restoring the church fresco of jesus, and for the painting you did of me earlier this year. on another note i must thank fook for all of your friend suggestions. you reached a billion users this year, am i'm pretty sure you suggested almost every single one of them. the tech world gave us the iphone 5 this year, so thank you, apple, for making me look trendy, even though thanks to the new apple maps i don't know where the heck i am, but maybe that's not because of the maps. >> jen, what time are you coming over for thanksgiving? >> i can't see you, dad. >> also grateful for face time for letting me keep in time
NBC
Nov 26, 2012 7:00am PST
rates. if they raise taxes they will lose the primary and there's no general election, they don't have to where he about voters. >> are democrats signaling where they may be willing to compromise? >> reporter: president has been willing to talk about social security and medicare and put entitlements on the table. the problem the president has is many parts of his base, including some of those house democrats that he might need in some sort of forged compromise, they are not crazy about doing that. we won. the mandate is to raise taxes. there was no mandate from the voters to tinker with social security and tinker with medicare, but at some point the president's going to put that on the table, and the question will his base let him do it? >> let me switch gears a bit. i want to ask you about senator john mccain. he, of course, has been very critical about the potential nomination of u.n. ambassador susan rice to be secretary of state, something that hasn't happened yet. he appeared to strike a more conciliatory tone over the weekend. i'm going to play two statements for you, john mccain
NBC
Nov 22, 2012 7:00am PST
at options for when to hold a special election to fill the vacant seat. and in that letter, jackson added he prays to be remembered for what he did right. willie? >> kelly o'donnell in washington this morning, thank you and happy thanksgiving to you, kelly. >> to you, as well. >>> and now let's get a check of the rest of the morning's top stories. joining us over at the news desk is andrea. >> good morning to you all and happy thanksgiving. >>> we begin with deadly attacks in pakistan. a taliban suicide bomber struck a shiite muslim procession killing at least 23 people. more than 60 others were wounded. earlier wednesday, attacks in karachi left at least six people dead. >>> susan rice is defending her initial account on the attack in benghazi, libya, that left four americans dead. speaking at the united nations wednesday, rice said she was working off the best information she was given. >> when discussing the attacks against our facilities in benghazi, i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information wa
NBC
Nov 23, 2012 7:00am PST
have over 300 community organizations that have supported small business saturday, elected officials in all 50 states. the senate passed a unanimous resolution. how often does that happen in washington? >> that's right. >> and last year we had the president and his two daughters shopping at a local bookstore in washington so i think what's important is, this is not just about small business saturday. it's really the kickoff for the holiday season and a kickoff for support of small business saturd saturday. >> across the administration you're going to be seeing this again. many will be out shopping. many in my cabinet already have plans, and you probably have plans too. >> absolutely. i'll be out tomorrow, guys. thanks so much and appreciate what you're doing, ken chenault and karen mills. >> thank you. >> small business saturday and up next the late-night comics. and it was just like -- this was the car for me. [ ryan ] it has stuff that guys like, like the rims and the sleekness to the body. and, then, had the bluetooth and the navigation that diana really wanted. [ diana ] and it w
NBC
Nov 29, 2012 7:00am PST
meeting since the hard-fought election. and they've got a lot to talk about. chuck todd is nbc's chief white house correspondent and political director. chuck, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. it's an event that both men believe is important for the country to show that no matter how nasty the campaign got that american politics, we eventually rise above these things. now there's no set agenda between the two men, president obama and mitt romney, no aides will be present. may end up being simply two guys breaking bread and sharing war stories. >> reporter: the last time president obama and mitt romney came face to face, they were locked in a bitter fight for the presidency. today, they'll try to bury the today, they'll try to bury the today, they'll try to bury the today, they'll try to bury the today, they'll try to bury the hatchet as president obama fulfills his promise. the president's spokesman was careful, though, to manage expectations. >> it's a private lunch. only the two men will be in the room. and i'm sure it will be a useful discussion. >> reporter: meanwhile
NBC
Nov 28, 2012 7:00am PST
protesters called for morsi's ouster after a power grab. he's the first freely elected president taking office after a popular revolution removed hosni mubarak from power last year. >>> a new analysis from "consumer reports" finds a majority of pork for sale in the grocery stores contains high levels of a dangerous bacteria. the magazine found 69% of samples contained high levels of contaminants that causes food poisoning in about 100,000 americans, many of them children, each year. and more troubling, many of the samples were antibiotic resistant. "consumer reports" found that ground pork was more likely than pork chops to contain the bacterium and reminds readers to properly cook all meat. >>> three officials have been arrested in connection with a factory fire in bangladesh that killed 112 people amid reports that workers trying to escape the flames were locked inside. meantime, records found by the associated press inside the charred factory show it produced clothing for walmart, disney, pixar, sears and other western companies. >>> a new challenge to the pentagon's ban on women ser
NBC
Nov 29, 2012 4:00am PST
. it is the seventh time the two men have met face to face and the first time since the election. there are no details on the meeting, but in his victory speech the president said he hoped to speak to romney about how to move the country forward. >>> well, despite another rough day of meetings with republican senators, u.n. ambassador susan rice has received a new vote of confidence from president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton. the president called rice extraordinary during a cabinet meeting that she attended. clinton led a round of applause for rice, who is considered to be the front-runner to be nominated as clinton's successor, a point clinton later touched on during a news conference. >> susan rice has done a great job as our ambassador to the united nations and, of course, this decision about my successor is up to the president, but i'm very happy he has the opportunity with a second term to make a decision. >> but on capitol hill tennessee republican senator bob corker spoke with rice wednesday and later warned the president that the job of secretary of state
NBC
Nov 22, 2012 4:00am PST
house thanksgiving turkey. after the president's re-election, he joked that life is all about second chances, and this november, "i couldn't agree more." >>> in a new study out, sweden suggests that teens and adults with attention deficit disorder are four to seven times more likely that be others to break the law. the study published in the new england journal of medicine also found that the use of adhd medication into adulthood might also help curb crime. >>> markets left off on a high note before closing for today's holiday. the dow close at the 12,836 after gaining 48 points. the s&p was up three and the nasdaq added nine. >>> heading overseas now, the nikkei shot up 144 points, while the hang seng climbed 218. >>> hostess has made their last twinkies and loaves of wonder bread. the company whose products date back to the late 1800s has received permission to sell off its brands putting more than 18,000 workers in the unemployment line on thanksgiving eve. >>> on a brighter note, home improvement retailer lowe's handed out 22,000 thanksgiving dinners to new york and new je
NBC
Nov 27, 2012 4:00am PST
his state recovers. christie has now filed papers seeking re-election. >>> let's get a check of your weather with nbc meteorologist bill karins. busy in the west. checking a big storm, right? >> not for today. we have one more day to enjoy the sunshine and nice weather. the rest of the country won't be jealous of your weather anymore. looks like a rainy period wednesday an thursday with a couple big storms coming onshore. they're calling this the atmospheric river that will be heading into the west coast. all that means is a big plume of moisture in the pacific will be heading onshore. bundle yourself up this morning. definitely areas of northern california through oregon, washington state, cold air mass has settled in. temperatures in the 30s, typical for this time of year. nothing too brutal. the windchill is not bad either. the storm we're talking about, it's rotating and spinning around itself out here. one big storm went to the north heading just south of alaska. there's a couple other little pieces underneath it. slowly but surely all this mess will kick in to the west as we go
NBC
Nov 28, 2012 4:00am PST
million to 1 odds. for comparison, you have a better chance of becoming an astronaut, being elected president, winning an academy award or being struck by lightning multiple times. still, that doesn't stop players from planning how they'll spend their winnings. >> i think i would buy an island. i would just buy an island. it would be my island. >> buy an aston martin db9. >> i think i would probably retire, maybe live on a yacht. >> reporter: others are quite sure about what they wouldn't do if they won. >> i have a job interview tomorrow. i wouldn't go on that. >> reporter: chances are none of are quitting our day jobs but -- >> well, you're always hopeful that you're going to win something. >> reporter: because somebody has to win, right? jay gray, nbc news. >>> all right. well, elsewhere today president obama will hold meetings with leaders of large corporations to talk about averting the tax hikes and budget cuts from the so-called fiscal cliff. the president met with small business owners yesterday to talk about the effect on their companies from taxes and other changes. and ri
NBC
Nov 26, 2012 4:00am PST
. the election is over. >>> to overseas now, where egypt, the country's newly elected leader there has granted himself unchecked power. it's sparking days of violent clashes and sent the country's stock market into free fall. nbc's jim maceda joins us live now. good morning to you. >> good morning, lynn. it's a critical day for mohamed morsi, a former leader of the muslim brotherhood which began on thursday when he issued the decree putting all his decisions effectively above the law. he said he was doing that to protect egypt's very slow move towards democracy from the judges and prosecutors mostly hand picked by hosni mubarak who were seen as sabotaging the process. the backlash was huge, was immediate, the past four days with national strikes, a sit-in on tahrir square and on going clashes between pro morsi and anti--morsi camps and the riot police. so far neither side has backed down. the pressures are growing. egypt's stock market, after losing $5 billion yesterday, has dropped another 5% today. all eyes now are on this meeting between top judges and morsi who it's hoped we'll
NBC
Nov 23, 2012 5:00am PST
just hours after his re-election says he did it for personal reasons. dexter lui spoke to the newspaper calling the decision painful and difficult. lui resigned as the district deals with a child sex abuse scandal that involved lawsuits by a sichbt swim coach. he may have had a conflict of interest. two of his relatives testified on behalf of one of the abusers who is serving eight years in prison. his seat on the school board has still not been filled. >>> an oakland man has been selected to receive the california peace prize for his efforts to prevent violence. kevin grant has devoted himself to steering people away from crime through community outreach since he was released from federal prison more than 20 years ago. also receiving an award, oakland psychologist sue yon park who provided mental health care for children until she died earlier this year. >>> we have seen massive crowds of people heading out to do that holiday shopping but not every sale at that will be the best deal. the host of financial and fit on yahoo! says you're better off staying at home if you're shop
NBC
Nov 22, 2012 6:00am PST
back because of the elections and so now that's done hopefully we'll see a fabulous holiday season of donations and volunteer hours. so really we'll see. you know, this is the beginning of the season and hopefully we can raise the money that we need to raise this holiday season so we can go on the rest of the year. >> reporter: for people at home today is obviously good. there are so many volunteers doing a great thing but you also have christmas. so what can people do to get involved in the future. >> you can go to our web, glide.org, and you can make -- if you hit donate, there's a place where you can make a cash donation. real easy through the system. and then also the volunteers. we have a calendar up where you can either sign up for some of our holiday events between now and the end of the holiday season. but we also need a lot of help during the regular year. so if people really want to give, hold off until january and come on in because we don't get a lot of volunteers and we really still need the support to make it happen. >> reporter: all right, thanks so much for the wond
NBC
Nov 22, 2012 5:00am PST
. >>> an oakland school board member still fighting to keep her seat weeks after losing on election day. alice spearman is challenging the results in court. she said her opponent, james harris, has no right to sit on the school board because of where he lives. harris lives in oakland but his neighborhood joined the san l leandro school district. >>> it is 5:05. you want to know in my mind what perfection is? thanksgiving, a big feast, lots of sunshine and sitting next to you on a thursday. >> oh, he's full of it today. >> and christina loren right now. >> we like to hear that, jon kelley. good morning for you. 48 degrees in san francisco. we're stuck together. 37 in napa and 46 in sonoma. as you are getting ready for the day, he is right on point, as usual. temperatures will be comfortable enough to eat outdoors. lots of sunshine, we had the rain come through so our air quality, yeah, usually cannot get any better than where it is right now. it's going to be just a beautiful day. high pressure is building in. what happens is we get this offshore flow. the marine layer is pushed out
NBC
Nov 29, 2012 6:00am PST
will be a private lunch with president obama. the president making good on an election night promise to talk with the former governor and listen to his ideas on how to move the country forward on the economic scene. now, romney also expected to meet with his former running mate, congressman paul ryan, who is right now working on fiscal cliff negotiations on capitol hill. >>> 6:34. this morning we are watching the weather. a live look outside, golden gate bridge and the bay bridge this morning. right now a break in the storm. as one storm ends and another gets ready to ramp up. along with the wind and rain from the first storm came a common sight, a lot of downed trees. this one is in martinez on brown street. an adjoining junior high school had to be placed on lockdown because they lost power. raindrops certainly falling in the north bay sending people scrambling with their umbrellas. power outages have been minimal so far, but with more stormy weather on the way that, could certainly change. time to check in with meteorologist christina loren. the thing is the ground already pretty
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